CLS Blog


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Aurora Martin

Dear Friend of Justice,

The holiday season is approaching, but many of us and the communities we fight for are feeling confusion, anger, and fear. We'll be in touch again soon to offer some thoughts and strategies for a just path forward. 

Today, I want to share with you some of the victories we've won together with our clients and allies over the last few months, mindful of the vital work ahead. We’ve been taking advantage of the time between legislative sessions to build relationships and... More

Lili Sotelo

As attorneys, we spend a lot of time meeting with clients and preparing for and arguing cases in court. At Columbia Legal Services, we believe we can have an even stronger impact when we combine our legal advocacy with community outreach.

The Convoy of Hope  travels throughout the country, bringing hope to communities by providing free groceries, health screenings, job services, and more. They visited Columbia Park in Kennewick and expected over 7,000 guests and gave away over $1M worth of goods and services -... More

Columbia Legal Services

In the spirit of community justice, and in our capacity as lawyers who aspire to serve justice and eliminate racialized poverty, Columbia Legal Services shares in the mourning and deep sorrow over the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Their deaths and the fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas, cannot be deaths in vain. 

We have reached a point where the experience of justice by the Black community and people of color, is so fundamentally, fatally incongruent with the history and promise of equal justice under the law, that we as stewards of the justice system... More